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BetaMix Mixer on Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4

Maker:  NZG
Model No:  1078
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  April 2024

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Packaging   (max 10) 7
Detail   (max 30) 24
Features   (max 20) 14
Quality   (max 25) 20
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 76%


BetaMix Mixer on Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x4 Video 
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NZG windowed box.
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Sharp graphics on the drum.
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The chassis.
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Metal drum.
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Smart wheel arch with fixed chute extensions..
Intricate safety grille.
Extended chute.
Supplying a Schwing concrete pump.

This model is a BetaMix BT 901 PRO mixer mounted on a Mercedes-Benz 8x4 chassis. 

Beta is a Turkish manufacturer of concrete equipment and the transit mixers are made under an agreement with Stetter.


The model comes in a BetaMix branded box with a window. 

There were no defects or missing parts on the review model.

There is no information about the real machine.


This is a heavy model with a relatively low plastic content.  Underneath, the chassis is fully detailed with only the steering linkages being modelled for functionality rather than detail.  The tyres have a decent tread pattern and are similar on the steered and driven wheels.

The cab has horns, beacon lights and aerials on the roof, and a see-through roof light. It has mirror cams instead of mirrors.  The Arocs grille is modelled very well.  There is a dummy number plate front and rear. 

Inside the cab, the detail is good, and includes screens for the mirror cams.

Behind the cab the exhaust pipe looks good.  The wheel arches are metal throughout and the light bar at the rear has nice lights and there is a towing hitch.

The mixer drum is metal.  The water tank has a solid lifting eye and a tiny water gauge is a fine detail. At the rear the access ladder and platform rails are a little thick but a nice touch is the perforated safety grid. 

The loading funnel and discharge chute are metal., with a folding metal extension chute.


The truck rolls well and the front two axles have linked steering which can be posed to a decent angle.

The mixer drum rotates very smoothly.

At the rear the access ladder folds down. 

The discharge chute has full side-to-side movement, and the extension chute can be folded down.


As a heavy model it has a quality feel and the use of plastic is limited. 

The paint and graphics are to a very good standard.


It is reasonable value.


This is an attractive model in the BetaMix colour scheme.  It is well made with nice detail and functionality.


This model first appeared at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2024. 
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Attractive colour scheme.
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Profile view.
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Arocs grille and mirror cams on the sides.
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Water drum has a tiny water gauge.
Rear discharge chute.
On site.